Wahoo Tickr heart rate strap review

We put this Bluetooth and ANT+ ready heart rate monitor to the test on rides indoor and out.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

With easy connectivity to any device or platform and a great fit it's hard to fault this HRM. The Wahoo fitness app (iPhone and Android compatible) means you can monitor and track your workouts without the need for another device (like a watch or gps computer) so costs can be kept down.

Reasons to buy
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    Superb fit

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    Seemless connectivity

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    Free app for those without other devices

Reasons to avoid
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    Occasional flat spots in HR reading

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Traditionally, heart rate straps have always come with a product. Be it a Polar watch, or any GPS device that sits on your bike or wrist. The heart rate monitor would link with that product, and, as tech improved over time, that product alone. (Riding with a Polar in the 1990s it wasn't uncommon to confuse the device if riding with someone else using one.)

Thanks to phone apps that can record your data this has all changed and the Wahoo Tickr is sold as a stand-alone product.  Used with the Wahoo app can give you the majority of ride data you'll need through use of your phone's GPS. So if you exercise with your phone and only want some basic info there is no need to purchase another device - A good affordable introduction in to fitness tracking

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